GOP the Spin Doctors

GOP the Spin DoctorsLet’s Rename the GOP the “Spin Doctors”

Just as the lowest unemployment rate in four years was released today, at 7.7%, Republicans attempted to say it wasn’t actually a “good thing”.

Their only chant, the deficit, reared its head.

“Any job creation is positive news, but the fact is unemployment in America is still way above the levels the Obama White House projected when the trillion-dollar stimulus spending bill was enacted, and the federal government’s ongoing spending binge has resulted in a debt that exceeds the size of our entire economy,” House Speaker John Boehner wrote in a statement released 45 minutes after the jobs report came out.

I don’t know what economics classes you took, or if you took any at all, but there is a simple reality to be learned should you choose to cease negative rhetoric and look at the facts.  Increased revenue decreases debt.  That’s true in households across America, and the effect is the same on government.

Taxes are directly related to jobs.  Did you know that Mr. Speaker?

“We must recognize that America must do better than 7.7% unemployment,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a statement. “There is still more work to be done. Too many American families are living paycheck-to-paycheck, and too many of our fellow citizens have spent months and months looking for a good job.”

Mr. Priebus, did you know it took us 10 years to destroy our economy, while Republicans did nothing and simply let it happen?  Did you think that in even half that time that everything would return to the way it was previous to 2008?  If you do, you need to take a few economics lessons as well.

“It’s time for President Obama and his party to join us in working to get more Americans back to work and securing a debt-free future for our children,”Priebus concluded.

It’s the same sick and incorrect position the GOP has taken for years.  The facts are the facts, to heal this country, cuts in social programs are not the answer.  We must combine increased revenue with spending cuts, period.  If you don’t understand that, you have never managed a household budget, and yet, you still believe you can fix the country.

Republicans aren’t good at much, but they are good a putting negative spin on every positive piece of news coming out of Washington.  They still don’t understand that President Obama cannot be re-elected.  We know you hate him because he’s much more intelligent that you are, but get over it.  Work with the President.  Support “good news” coming out of the government and add to it.  Stop attempting to demean and denigrate it.

It’s not the President who won’t work with you Mr. Speaker, it’s your party, under your feebly named “leadership”, that won’t work with him.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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